News A Local's Guide to Alaçatı: Discovering Its Vibrant Streets and Authentic Culture
A Local's Guide to Alaçatı: Discovering Its Vibrant Streets and Authentic Culture
When you go to Alaçatı, one of Turkey's most important tourism centers, there are many places to visit and many things to do. When you go to Çeşme-Alaçatı in summer, you can enjoy its festivals, sea and nightlife. If you think of going in the fall and winter months, you can visit the streets of Alaçatı in a calmer and quieter way. Well, if you are wondering what places you should see when you go to Alaçatı, you can take note of the places we will mention in our content.
Windmills used to grind wheat in Alaçatı, which is windy 330 days of the year, are located at the entrance of Alaçatı bazaar. You can watch Alaçatı from a bird's eye view from the Windmills, which are frequented by many local and foreign tourists. You can choose sunset hours to visit this place.
2. Alaçatı Stone Houses
Alaçatı was a place where Greeks lived in the 1800s. Greeks were engaged in viticulture and wine business in this region. The stone houses you will come across on the streets of Alaçatı are also from the Greeks. This was the story of the formation of the stone houses that form the identity of Alaçatı with their colorful windows and harmonious architecture... Nowadays, they are one of the precious structures of Alaçatı that attract tourists.
3. Kemalpaşa Street
It is one of the two most well-known streets of Alaçatı and even the liveliest. As the street is full of popular restaurants and bars in the evenings, we recommend you to visit the street during the daytime. It is a long, traffic-free street with photogenic corners and cobblestone roads. If you want to have dinner, we recommend you to make a reservation due to the density.
4. Hacımemiş Street
The other most well-known street of Alaçatı is Hacımemiş. The difference of this street from Kemalpaşa street; While there is a tavern in Kemalpaşa, there is a new generation tavern in Hacımemiş, while there is a normal restaurant in Kemalpaşa, there are differences such as concept restaurants in Hacımemiş. We can say that you can reach many places where you can have fun on this street.
5. Alaçatı Bazaar
Of course, it is a must to buy gifts for our loved ones or ourselves as a souvenir from the places we visit. For this, the best address in Alaçatı will be the bazaar. There are many alternatives in the bazaar where you can find everything you are looking for from souvenir shops to handicraft stalls and you will enjoy your visit.
6. Alaçatı Port
Although Alaçatı is not a seafront town, Alaçatı Port, also known as Alaçatı Marina, which is a few minutes drive away, is a seaside area. In this area, which resembles Venice, there are areas to park boats in front of luxury houses. When you see this place, we are sure that you will have a fascinated facial expression. Apart from this architectural structure, there are many entertainment venues and restaurants where you can have a pleasant time.
7. Pazaryeri Mosque (Ayios Konstantinos Church)
As a cultural excursion in Alaçatı, you can go to the Pazaryeri Mosque. In fact, another name of this mosque is Ayios Konstantinos Church. It was built in 1874 by Yuhannis Halopas. However, the most important feature of this church is that it was converted into a mosque while remaining faithful to the original church. This building, which is the architecture of a cultural and religious integrity, is one of the places worth seeing in Alaçatı.
8. Alaçatı Bazaar/Market
With its warm and friendly atmosphere, Pazar is a place of great interest for many local and foreign tourists. You can find everything you are looking for in the bazaar, and it is quite enjoyable to both visit and shop in the bazaar. It is a very large market established every Saturday on Hacımemiş Street.
9. Antique Bazaar
It has already attracted the attention of antique enthusiasts... We are sure that just walking around this bazaar, let alone buying something, will give you a lot of pleasure. In the Antique Bazaar, seeing items that smell of history and carry traces of life everywhere manages to put you in a different atmosphere.
10. Aya Yorgi Bay
Now to one of the most famous bays of Alaçatı. There are many Beach Clubs in Aya Yorgi Bay, which hosts many tourists every summer and attracts the attention of celebrities. During the day you can sunbathe and enjoy the sea, and in the evenings you can end your day in a fun way with DJ performances.
11. Ilıca Beach
As you can guess from its name, the hot spring beach is different from other beaches with its features. What makes the beach special is that it is very close to the underground spring waters and is fed by this spring water. It is a beach that offers two types of sea temperature. While the north coast is warm, the south coast is colder. It can be a beautiful beach where you can enjoy a spa in the middle of the sea.
12. Delikli Bay
Delikli Bay is the untouched bay of Alaçatı. It is the most preferred place for those looking for a quiet, calm bay. When you go to this bay, swimming in the sea in the natural rocks will give you a different pleasure. The sea is a little cold and pebbly. Also, if you are someone who likes camping, you can camp in this bay, which is also preferred by campers.
13. Cleopatra Bay
If you want to swim in an untouched place in nature in Alaçatı, Cleopatra Bay, like Delikli Bay, will be the right address for you. Even in the most crowded days of Alaçatı, it manages to maintain its calm and peaceful structure due to its strange road. It is one of the bays of Alaçatı that should be seen for those who are interested in swimming in such places.
14. Çark Beach
One of the first things that comes to mind in Alaçatı is surfing. When it comes to surfing in Alaçatı, the first beach that comes to mind is Çark Beach. On this beach, you can both swim and experience surfing if you are interested in surfing. On this beach, you can put your chair and towel on the sand or take advantage of the facilities of many private businesses in the region.
15. Piyade Bay Beach
Located next to Çark Beach, you can enjoy the sea at Piyade Bay Beach and take advantage of the many beaches and businesses in the area. Piyade Bay Beach is also very lively in the evenings. The reason is that there are businesses that provide services such as discos and restaurants.
16. Oasis Aquapark
If you are on vacation and love adrenaline or if you say that your child wants an aquapark, Oasis Aquapark comes into play right here. Oasis, one of the biggest entertainment centers of Alaçatı, includes different activities as well as water slides. You can participate in many activities such as foam party, archery race, live foosball, pool games and many other activities that may appeal to you.
17. Herb Festival
It is a festival that offers the chance to discover hundreds of herbs grown in the Aegean region and the dishes made from these herbs. Each year, one of these hundreds of herbs is chosen as the main theme and the dishes are mainly made with this herb. Since 2010, it is usually held between April and March. If you are in Alacati during the festival period, we definitely recommend you not to miss this festival.
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